ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK
December 3, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

In July 2019, Dr. Leana Wen, the only president in the history of Planned Parenthood to possess the title of “physician,” took one step too far for her employer when she wrote a moving and provocative op-ed in the Washington Post about her miscarriage. In this article, Wen spoke of her miscarried child as a human being, the biggest “no-no” in the abortion industry. Less than 2-weeks later, she was ousted by the board of Planned Parenthood. This was after just 8-months of using her role to push for the organization to live up to its own lies and offer actual health care services to women, not just abortion.  


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November 5, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

I was stricken with horror as Ashley explained to me the logistics of preserving our little girl’s remains for burial, if we could retrieve them. The day before, we thought we were having a healthy baby, and the next day we needed to research how to handle cremation or burial of a miscarried child. We were blindsided. Who expects this?


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October 1, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

(Editor’s note: Following is the second installment of a four-part series on ways that the Catholic Church can minister to those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage.)

God does not ask the impossible of us,” my husband comforted me while I was in the throes of the first trimester miscarriage of our fourth baby, Bernadette Marie. I was grief stricken, not only over the loss of our child but over my inability to save her remains for proper burial.


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September 3, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

I’m so sorry for your loss.”

The ultrasound technician offered me her condolences. I was thankful. At least she understood that I was in anguish over the miscarriage of my child one week prior. My doctor had simply stated that “nature will take its course.” Though I was nine weeks along in my pregnancy, my baby had stopped growing at just five weeks, six days old.


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